NOAA/AOML and CoastWatch-Caribbean
Near Real-Time Surface Ocean Currents, Sea Surface Temperatures,
Wave Heights and Surface Winds Along Each Leg of the Volvo Ocean Race.

The Volvo Ocean Race, established in 1973 as the Whitbread Round the World Race, is the most important yatch race around the world. Held every four years, participants incorporate state-of-the-art technologies and innovative boat design. The present edition covers more than 31,000 nautical miles, starting in Vigo, Spain in November 2005 and finishing in Goteborg, Sweden in June 2006. The race will be divided into 9 legs and seven inshore races, visiting 10 ports around the world: Vigo, Cape Town, Melbourne, Wellington, Rio de Janeiro, Baltimore/Annapolis, New York, Portsmouth, Rotterdam and Goteborg.
This page provides real-time fields of experimental products that are currently being delivered through different NOAA/AOML web pages. This project is a collaborative effort between NOAA and the Volvo Oce an Race to exchange data and observations in order to improve these products.
LEG 1: VIGO-CAPE TOWN
LEG 2: CAPE TOWN-MELBOURNE
LEG 3: MELBOURNE-WELLINGTON
LEG 4: WELLINGTON-RIO DE JANEIRO
LEG 5: RIO DE JANEIRO-BALTIMORE
LEG 6: BALTIMORE-NEW YORK
LEG 7: NEW YORK-PORTSMOUTH
LEG 8: PORTSMOUTH-ROTTERDAM
LEG 9: ROTTERDAM-GOTHENBURG

= CURRENT LEG


How are these fields obtained? Global Data Access Useful Links
Satellite altimetry and surface currents CoastWatch NOAA
Surface winds NOAA/AOML surface currents NOAA/AOML
Sea surface temperature NOAA/AOML sea surface temperature NOAA/AOML/PHOD
Drifter trajectories NOAA/AOML tropical cyclone heat potential

Voluntary Observing System and Ships of Opportunity
Acknowledgements
Other links of interest:
Volvo Ocean Race 2005 - 2006
OceanRaceAdventure: Learning Adventure on the High Seas
NOAA Press Release
International Ice Patrol
Contact Information:
Gustavo J. Goni:
Gustavo.Goni@noaa.gov
http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/phod/people/goni/

Joaquin A. Trinanes:
Joaquin.Trinanes@noaa.gov
http://cwcaribbean.aoml.noaa.gov/joaquin.html
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